The Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a Fifa Confederations Cup qualify for that competition. This year's will be the 31st edition of the competition and it will be hosted in Gabon.
The reigning champions are Ivory Coast while the most successful team in the competition's history is Egypt, who have won the Cup seven times.
The competition begins on 14 January with the final to be held on 5 February in Libreville.
Cameroon celebrate a most improbable of victories which coach Hugo Broos hope would pave the way towards a bright future for his team